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iii - PayPal Payments

Don’t get tricked into opening a new account. PayPal will do everything to get you to open a new account. It’s their way of making money from any payments you make or receive on your account.

“Help me with PayPal please !”
We know that sometimes PayPal can be a bit tricky. Unfortunately we are unable to contact PayPal on your behalf to ask them to resolve any issues you might experience. This is a simple legal issue which prevents us from acting as your agent. The only help that we can provide is to give you advice based on previous issues that have been experienced by other attendees using the PayPal systems.
New PayPal Account

Why is a new account not a good idea ?

Opening a new account, means that automatically your account will have set limitations on it. Normally about $ 1’000 US Dollars. This limitation means that you can only send a maximum of $ 1’000 US Dollars before you need to remove this limit.

To remove a limitation on your account, you will need to provide various documents, including identification and other things. You will also need a minimum period of time for PayPal to remove the limits. In Russia this can take up to 30 working days. In other countries it could take much less. But it does mean that until PayPal have reviewed your account, you will have the limitation applied.

When you open a new PayPal account they will ask you to insert the credit or debit card details so that you can link your bank account to PayPal. Remember if you do this, then that card will remain linked to PayPal until the card expires or is replaced with a new one. A linked credit or debit card can from then on only be used with that account, and will be restricted according to the account limitations on the account as to the maximum payments that can be made from that account (including the linked card).

“I don’t have a PayPal account”

You do not need to have a PayPal account to be able to use PayPal. If you read all the other sections here in the “Payments” FAQ section, you will understand how you can make payments without opening or having a PayPal account.

You do not need a PayPal account to be able to make a payment through PayPal.

PayPal does accept a GUEST checkout where you can pay with a credit or debit card.

Paying through a PayPal invoice

Here are some advantages of paying using the PayPal invoice method :

  1. You don’t need a PayPal account.
  2. You can pay in multiple instalments until the whole invoice had been paid.
  3. You can pay each instalment with a different card, so that you can split payments across multiple cards.
  4. You can login to the invoice to see how much you still have to pay.
  5. You can make payments once per day until the whole invoice is paid.
  6. You can keep within the daily limits set on your credit or debit cards.
Do not send payments to any THInK PayPal email addresses that you might have used in the past.

You should only make payments once you receive the PayPal invoice.

If you send a payment to a PayPal email address for THInK – it is possible that it might have been used in the past and could possibly have been closed in the meanwhile.

Countries where PayPal does not operate or is blocked

There are only a small number of countries who are not able to make use of PayPal. This is because PayPal has not been able to comply with the regulations as applied by those countries. For example – Turkey is one such country where PayPal is totally blocked. If your country blocks PayPal, we are able to see this on the PayPal information page. In this case please contact THInK to request an alternative method of payment.

PayPal does not allow payments in my country ?

If that is the case then you need to find someone with a credit or debit card from a different country. We know that Turkey blocks PayPal payments, so anyone attempting to use a credit or debit card from Turkey from being used on the PayPal system. If it is an issue look for a solution from a friend who can help or contact the team at THInK!